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If you thought cyber was hard to sell before…

October 20, 2020 by Adam Malik

Cyber claims have skyrocketed recently thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the relatively young class of business has entered a hard market, meaning that an already-tough-to-sell insurance product may become an even harder sell, according to an expert in the

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How COVID-19 has changed selling cyber insurance

August 21, 2020 by Adam Malik

Brokers and insurers should expect an upswing in cyber insurance demand, if they haven’t seen it already, as the workforce shifts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of reports suggest. Just over a third (34%) expect to

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What smaller brokerages need to sell cyber to SMEs

May 21, 2020 by David Gambrill

Smaller brokerages need improved tools to sell cyber insurance to small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), a cyber insurer told Canadian Underwriter recently. The industry is currently working to provide those tools, which may include a scaled version of the third-party

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How COVID-19 may change the cyber insurance landscape

May 8, 2020 by David Gambrill

One long-term impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic may be an uptick in the sale of commercial cyber insurance policies, industry experts predicted during a recent Canadian Underwriter webinar. In addition, the pandemic may provide an opportunity for brokers to

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Are you following these password blunders?

January 16, 2020 by Adam Malik

From leaving passwords written on sticky notes laying around to using simple passwords to not using proper technology to secure client data, employees and companies still have much to learn about data security, according to a recent report. And with

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How Canada’s banks are tackling identity theft risk

May 1, 2019 By David Paddon - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Canada’s biggest banks marked the official launch of the Verified.Me digital identity network on Wednesday, following years of development and testing with their partner SecureKey Technologies Inc. The banks see Verified.Me as the beginning of a more secure

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What workers need to learn about cyber security

December 10, 2018 Joyce M. Rosenberg - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK – It may seem obvious: Companies’ computers, mobile devices and accounts need secure passwords. But many small business owners don’t take the time to educate staffers about these very basic forms of cybersecurity. And staffers may not know

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Canadian businesses spent $14B on cybersecurity in 2017

October 15, 2018 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says Canadian businesses reported spending $14 billion on cybersecurity in 2017 as they confront greater risks in the digital world. The StatCan survey finds that more than one in five companies said they were impacted by

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Desjardins Group part of new Canadian cybersecurity collective

September 12, 2018 by Jason Contant

MONTREAL – Security-minded consumers will soon have access to a free app designed to protect their data from cybersecurity threats. The digital app, called Protection, is designed to help users detect security breaches and scamming attempts in their emails, texts

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Paid Digital Privacy Act changes are coming. Are you prepared?

December 12, 2017 CyberScout

For Canadian organizations, as well as organizations doing business in Canada, a dramatic shift to privacy and cyber security regulations is looming. The amendment to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA), the federal privacy law for private-sector

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Companies must focus on managing cyber attacks, not eliminating them

December 11, 2017 David Hodges – THE CANADIAN PRESS

Companies trying to stay ahead of the increasing threat of cyberattacks need to be cognizant of one simple fact: there is no perfect antidote or turnkey solution against criminals bent on breaching their systems. “Everyone is hacking into everything,” said